Sexual communication in day-flying Lepidoptera with special reference to castniids or 'butterfly-moths'.

Abstract

Butterflies and moths are subject to different evolutionary pressures that affect several aspects of their behaviour and physiology, particularly sexual communication. Butterflies are day-flying insects (excluding hedylids) whose partner-finding strategy is mainly based on visual cues and female butterflies having apparently lost the typical sex pheromone… (More)

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